London has problems with electricity – level 1

25-09-2014 15:00

This news is from London. There is something wrong with the electricity. Sometimes, there can be an explosion.

A camera films an explosion. It happens close to two men. They are lucky. They are not hurt.

This is a serious problem. It could remain a problem for another ten years.  

Difficult words: hurt (somebody who is hurt has problems with the body), could (can), remain (continue).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

Has this ever happend in your home town?


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